US trade (export - import) with South Sudan in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with South Sudan in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with South Sudan

In 2014, US trade with South Sudan totaled $46.7 million, up 242.60% ($33.1 million) from 2013.

US exports to South Sudan in 2014 totaled $46.6 million, up 247.42% ($33.2 million) from 2013.

US imports from South Sudan in 2014 were $0.1 million, down 65.60% ($0.1 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with South Sudan in 2014 was $46.5 million, a 252.40% increase ($33.3 million) over 2013.

South Sudan was the US 177th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 196th in 2013), accounting for 0.0012% of US total trade (up from 0.0003% in 2013).

South Sudan was the US 166th largest export market in 2014 (up from 190th in 2013), accounting for 0.0029% of US total exports (up from 0.0009% in 2013).

South Sudan was the US 216th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 212th in 2013), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to South Sudan

The major share of US exports to South Sudan in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.66% of US total exports to South Sudan (20.72% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.42% of US total exports to South Sudan (65.81% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.30% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.31% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.11% of US total exports to South Sudan (1.71% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.09% of US total exports to South Sudan (2.77% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to South Sudan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $29,140.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,062.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,061.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,442.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $481.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to South Sudan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,488.1 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $1,007.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $714.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $441.1 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $334.1 thousand.
US exports to South Sudan in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 231.7 0.50 672.8-65.56
10 Cereals 30,763.1 65.99 1,622.41,796.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,527.9 7.57 466.6656.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,076.9 6.60 14.021,920.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.4 0.01 25.8-82.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18.1 0.04 16.59.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 97.6 0.21 94.53.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20.7 0.04 39.1-47.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.1 0.03 6.1148.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.3 0.02 4.370.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 33.0 0.07 367.2-91.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.5 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.9 0.04 7.8156.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 80.6 0.17 18.6333.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.8 0.07 0.0
69 Ceramic products 20.0 0.04 5.0296.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.3 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 10.2 0.02 145.0-92.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.8 0.01 36.6-86.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.6 0.02 37.3-79.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 31.0 0.07 10.0209.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,913.4 8.40 2,471.058.37
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 1,521.3 3.26 2,528.5-39.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 347.0 0.74 1,835.0-81.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 558.4 1.20 433.728.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.0 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 846.9 1.82 1,561.7-45.77
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 36.7 0.08 111.9-67.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.4 0.05 10.8134.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.6 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,342.4 2.88 860.556.00

US Imports from South Sudan

The major share of US imports from South Sudan in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.34% of US total imports from South Sudan (51.22% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 18.25% of US total imports from South Sudan (15.36% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.09% of US total imports from South Sudan (10.77% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from South Sudan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $11.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from South Sudan in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $72.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $34.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $19.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $19.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.0 thousand.
US imports from South Sudan in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 34.9 48.34 107.5-67.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13.2 18.25 32.2-59.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 11.6 16.09 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 19.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12.5 17.32 46.6-73.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce